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User / Rodrigo Conte / White-winged Coot (Fulica leucoptera)
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Bagé, RS, Brazil.

The species is found in swamps and at lakes in southern South America, including the Falkland Islands, ranging as far north as Bolivia and southern Brazil.

Despite its name, most of its wings are dark slaty, though in flight a white trailing edge is visible on the secondaries.

Known in Brazil as "carqueja-de-bico-amarelo".

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Fulica Linnaeus, 1758
Species: F. leucoptera Vieillot, 1817
Binomial name: Fulica leucoptera
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  • Taken: Sep 10, 2020
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  • Updated: Oct 8, 2020